Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Patrick McCulloch, M.D.

Patrick McCulloch, M.D.


Patrick C. McCulloch, M.D.

Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
The Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Phone: 713-441-3667
Fax: 713-790-6371
Email: pcm@houstonmethodist.org


B.A.   Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Biology)
M.D.   University of California, San Francisco, CA (Biochemistry)

Postdoctoral Training

Harvard, Combined Orthopedic Residency Program (Orthopedic Residency)

Fellow, Rush University Medical Center (Orthopedic Sports Medicine)

Traveling Fellow, International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) European Fellowship


Dr. McCulloch is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopy.  He graduated from Harvard College with Honors.  He graduated at the top of his class from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  He returned to Harvard to complete his residency, and then completed a year of fellowship-training in sports medicine and cartilage restoration at Rush Medical Center in Chicago.  He was an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine for three years before joining the Methodist Hospital staff.  He is also an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. 

Description of Research

Dr. McCulloch is engaged in clinical and laboratory research in the field of sports medicine.  His interests include articular cartilage injury and repair, ligament and tendon healing and joint stability.

Major Areas of Research

Articular cartilage, joint injury, ligament healing, knee, shoulder

Recent Publications  

Shah AA, McCulloch PC, Lowe WR. Failure Rate of Achilles Tendon Allograft in Primary ACL Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(5):667-74.  PMID: 20434665

Walczak BE, McCulloch PC, Kang RW, Zelazny A, Tedeschi F, Cole BJ.  Abnormal findings on knee magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic NBA players.  J Knee Surg. 2008;21(1):27-33. PMID: 18300668

Lee GH, McCulloch P, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr.  The incidence of acute patellar tendon harvest complications for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.  Arthroscopy. 2008;24(2):162-6.  PMID: 18237699

McCulloch PC, Spellman J, Bach BR, Jr.  Familial triceps tendon ruptures. Orthopedics. 2008;31(6):600-2.  PMID: 18661883

McCulloch PC, Kang RW, Sohby MH, Hayden JK, Cole BJ.  Prospective evaluation of prolonged fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation of the femoral condyle: minimum 2-year follow-up.  Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(3):411-20. PMID: 17261573

McCulloch PC, Lattermann C, Boland AL, Bach BR Jr. An illustrated history of anterior cruciate ligament surgery.  J Knee Surg. 2007;20(2):95-104. PMID: 17486900

McCulloch PC, Bach BR Jr.  Injuries in men’s lacrosse. Orthopedics. 2007;30(1):29-34. PMID: 17260659

McCulloch PC, Bush-Joseph CA.  Massive heterotopic ossification complicating iliopsoas tendon lengthening: A case report.  Am J Sports Med. 2006;34(12): 2022-5. PMID: 16870818

McCulloch PC, Kang RW, Cole BJ.  Ostoeochondral allografts for large defects in the knee.  Tech in Knee Surg. 2006;5(3):165-173.  DOI: 10.1097/01.btk.0000234078.94140.9f

Gomoll AH, McCulloch PC, Kang RW, Cole BL.  Treatment of chondral defects in the shoulder. Op Tech in Ortho. 2006;16(4);232-243.  DOI: 10.1053/j.oto.2006.08.004